Resiliency Solutions & Insight for Utility Managers

  1. Flood-Proofing For Wastewater Treatment Plants

    As recent history has taught us, flooding from storm surge can pose major difficulties for treatment plants. One town that saw the damage wrought by Hurricane Sandy firsthand has undergone the type of flood protection innovation that any operation can emulate, if they only know how.

  2. Aging Infrastructure: Repair Or Replace?

    Aging infrastructure, including water networks, is an ongoing problem. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) provides a four-year report card on the state of our infrastructure, and the water sector received a grade of “D” on the 2017 Infrastructure Report Card. Clearly, much work is needed to bring our water systems up to par. But with finances consistently tight, knowing how and where to spend is crucial.

  3. Creating An Emergency WARN-ing For Utilities

    When emergency strikes, water and wastewater utilities can rely on one another through an innovative program.

  4. 3 Things My Climate-Skeptic Dad Taught Me About Clean Energy Advocacy

    As an advocate for the air, water, and economic benefits that clean energy provides, I find some of my most challenging — and maybe most rewarding — work is trying to engage climate-skeptic lawmakers at the Texas Capitol in Austin.

  5. Let’s Make Water Infrastructure Winter-Ready

    While people enjoy seasonal change and wait for the first snowfall of the season, public works professionals are gearing up for the upcoming winter. Provisions made ahead of time help to deliver quicker responses to potential inclement weather.

  6. Bringing Utilities Together To Fight Cybercrime

    As drinking water and wastewater utilities continue to rely on technology to improve operations, their vulnerability to hacks and cybercrime increases. One utility organization has created a program to help its members band together against those threats.

  7. How To Protect Your Water Supply Against Flooding

    A small, coastal Massachusetts town plagued by floods and imperiled drinking water supplies teamed with the EPA to bolster its defenses, resulting in a framework for other at-risk communities to follow.

  8. How To Plan For Utility Disasters

    A utility in Indiana has bolstered its emergency planning by pretending one really did take place.

  9. Case Studies From The World Of Improved Stormwater Management

    The New York City Department of Environmental Protection has compiled a report on the world’s leading stormwater management solutions and challenges. Reviewing its contents can be an opportunity for communities to build stormwater strength together.

  10. New Life After Hurricane Sandy

    This spring, Harry Strano, a wildlife biologist, was walking on the shore in Deal, NJ, when he was pleasantly surprised.